DoT clarifies regarding the Flight and Maritime Connectivity Rules, 2018

Jun 06, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on May 21, 2019, has clarified regarding the Flight and Maritime Connectivity Rules, 2018. The stakeholder raised various queries regarding the area of operation for the authorised In Flight and Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) Service Providers. 

Therefore, DoT clarified that whereas the authorisation for IFMC service under the Flight and Maritime Connectivity Rules, 2018 is mandatorily required for providing wireless voice or data or both type of services in Indian air space and Indian territorial waters, but the IFMC Service Provider so authorised may provide such services in geographical areas such as Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), High Seas, etc. in accordance with the rights granted to State under the international laws.

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